According to love experts, mutual love is divided into two major types: passionate love aka romance, and compassionate love aka attachment or deep feelings. Let's know what is the explanation for this love...

Different Types of Love: Love or love is a feeling. No one can describe love in words. This love can only be felt. Well, love is a very special and complex feeling which is very difficult to understand. From the feeling of love for a friend, family, brother, or sister to a partner- we feel different forms of this feeling in various relationships in our life.

8 types of love

According to love experts, interpersonal love is divided into two major types: passionate love aka feelings of romance involving attraction and sexual desire, and compassionate love aka attachment or deep feelings that involve long-term partners or other intense bonds or are inherent in the relationship. Since there are different ways of giving and receiving love, the Greeks divide this broad term of love into eight different types that people commonly experience during their lifetime.


Agape is known as the type of love that is noble, generous, and selfless. Mother Teresa is a perfect example of this. It belongs to the universal compassionate love (not limited to just one). It is the purest and unconditional love that you feel for everyone without expecting anything in return.


Storge is interpreted as the type of love that is found between our immediate family members and relatives. This kind of love is strengthened by blood, childhood memories, and acquaintances. Storge is empathetic, defensive, and deeply embroiled in recollection.


Mania is a type of venomous love in which one person has a deep feeling of affection for another. An imbalance in affection can further lead to various unhealthy problems including possessiveness, insecurity, and clinginess.


Eros is also known as passionate love which defines feelings of passion and attraction. It expresses the sexual interest that people feel during the initial phase of a relationship. Relationships that start with eros aka passionate love usually remain infatuation and attraction. After some time this type of love will either diminish, disappear or change into another type.


Pragma is defined as a kind of love that is practical. Think of it as the love that is rooted in responsibility, commitment, and realism. Lasting love requires a deep commitment to each other and it takes years and many experiences to develop the bonds and feelings of progress. Arrange marriage is a perfect example of this.

Ludus love

Love without any strings attached is known as Ludus. In this type of love, love is not as serious as Eros and Pragma, but it is a very easy, flirtatious, and fun love that comes without any deep feelings or boundaries. This type of love is usually seen in the primary stage of the relationship when the partners are trying to woo each other because of their love through the process of flirting.


Philia is counted as the type of love that is found in a deep, long-lasting friendship. You will not find it easy to trust another person because your relationship is based on trust and respect and is built on a very personal level. The love found in such friendship is as intense as in a relationship but not in that way. Dealing with the depth of pain and loss is challenging enough.


Philautia is a type of love that focuses on the self. Self-love and self-compassion are the right words to describe Philautia. A connection with our deeper self is extremely important and needs to be nurtured to build confidence and self-esteem. Also, it tells others how to treat us, and therefore pampering ourselves is an important way to deepen feelings of Philautia and feel good about ourselves.

( Disclaimer: This story is based on general assumptions. Kalamtimes does not confirm it. )